Sonography

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

CARD312 : Adult Cardiac Sonography Skills I

This course provides hands-on experience in a skills lab setting. The student will acquire beginning skills in operation of the ultrasound machine and performing non complex adult echocardiograms.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

AHAL223 Physics & Instrumentation, CVTD226 Cardiovascular Physiology, CVTD230 Principles of EKG, NURA102X Basic Nursing Assistant.

Corequisites

CARDS346 Core I: Adult Cardiac Sonography.

CARD314 : Adult Cardiac Sonography Skills II

This course builds on skills learned in Adult Cardiac Sonography Skills I. It provides additional hands-on practice in a skills lab setting. The student learns how to use the analysis package and techniques to evaluate pathologies and continues to gain experience in preparation for completing full adult cardiac sonography examinations.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

CARD312 Adult Cardiac Sonography Skills I, CARD346 Core I: Adult Cardiac Sonography.

Corequisites

CARD344 Adult Cardiac Sonography Clinical Experience, CARD347 Core II: Adult Cardiac Sonography.

CARD330X : Cross-Training Module: Adult Cardiac Sonography (Not for credit)

This course studies anatomy, physiology, view planes, and landmarks specific to the heart. Cardiac pathologies and evaluation of them using different cardiac imaging modalities, echocardiographic techniques, and cardiac calculations will be introduced. Embryology and congenital heart defects will also be discussed.

Prerequisites

ARDMS or CCI registered in one specialty of sonography (must provide ARDMS or CCI number) or instructor permission.

CARD344 : Adult Cardiac Sonography Clinical Experience

The student will participate in activities in the clinical setting within the boundaries of the course and will continue to gain experience in obtaining non complex adult echocardiograms as well as obtaining valve areas, evaluating regurgitant lesions, and extraction of pressures from measured volumes. Mechanical assist devices, stress testing, and assisting with transesophageal echocardiograms and contrast studies will also be introduced.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

CARD312 Adult Cardiac Sonography Skills I, CARD346 Core I: Adult Cardiac Sonography; and CPR BLS for Healthcare Provider.

Corequisites

CARD314 Adult Cardiac Sonography Skills II, CARD347 Core II: Adult Cardiac Sonography.

CARD346 : Core I: Adult Cardiac Sonography

This course studies anatomy, physiology, and instrumentation of the cardiac ultrasound machine. Basic 2D, M-mode, and Doppler principles will be introduced.

Credits

7

Prerequisites

AHAL223 Physics & Instrumentation, CVTD226 Cardiovascular Physiology, CVTD230 Principles of EKG.

Corequisites

CARD312 Adult Cardiac Sonography Skills I.

CARD347 : Core II: Adult Cardiac Sonography

This course addresses cardiac hemodynamic formulas as well as all the pathologies associated with the heart and how to evaluate them using the different modalities of cardiac ultrasound. Embryology and congenital defects of the heart are also discussed.

Credits

6

Prerequisites

CARD312 Adult Cardiac Sonography Skills I, CARD346 Core I: Adult Cardiac Sonography, MATH155 College Algebra.

Corequisites

CARD314 Adult Cardiac Sonography Skills II, CARD344 Adult Cardiac Sonography Clinical Experience.

CARD430 : ACS Board Review

Course content integrates theoretical and clinical knowledge from all previous course work pertaining to adult cardiac sonography. Topics covered may include concepts in advanced cardiac anatomy, physiology and pathology, different modalities of cardiac ultrasound, echocardiography examination techniques, measurements and equations. The curriculum is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate sufficient study skills and knowledge to competently take the adult echocardiography ARDMS registry exam.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

CVTD355 Clinical Practicum II: Cardiac & Vascular Sonography, or instructor permission.

Corequisites

CVTD415 Clinical Practicum III; Cardiac & Vascular Sonography, VASC430 Board Review.

CVTD226 : Cardiovascular Physiology

This course covers the major principles and laws that correspond to the function of the cardiovascular system. The course begins with an overview of anatomy of the cardiovascular system including descriptions of electrophysiologic principles. Cardiac function and analysis of the circulation and the pathologic conditions that affect it will be reviewed.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

BIOS204 Anatomy & Physiology II, PHYS105 Descriptive Physics.

CVTD230 : Principles of EKG

This course is designed to teach principles of electrocardiograms including information necessary to interpret and understand normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BIOS203 Anatomy & Physiology I.

Corequisites

BIOS204 Anatomy & Physiology II.

CVTD301 : Skills Enhancement I

This course is designed for the student who has completed Clinical Practicum I to maintain and enhance previously learned sonography skills while completing core courses in a second modality. Experience will take place in both the clinical setting and the skills lab.

Credits

1.5

Prerequisites

CVTD340 Clinical Practicum I.

CVTD302 : Skills Enhancement II

This course is a continuation of Sonography Skills Enhancement I. It is designed for the student who has completed Clinical Practicum I to maintain and enhance previously learned sonography skills while completing core courses in a second modality. Experience will take place in both the clinical setting and the skills lab.

Credits

1.5

Prerequisites

CVTD301 Skills Enhancement I.

CVTD340 : Clinical Practicum I

This course is designed to provide hands-on experience in performing complete adult cardiac or vascular sonographic exams in the clinical setting. The types of exams (adult cardiac or vascular) performed in this course will depend on the modality for which the student has been prepared. The student will be interacting with physicians, sonographers and patients. Preceptors will be assigned to act as mentors to the student to ensure a positive experience.

Credits

4.5

Prerequisites

CARD314 Adult Cardiac Sonography Skills II or VASC316 Vascular Sonography Skills II; CARD344 Adult Cardiac Sonography Clinical Experience or VASC346 Vascular Sonography Clinical Experience; CARD347 Core II: Adult Cardiac Sonography or VASC342 Core II: Vascular Sonography.

CVTD355 : Clinical Practicum II: Cardiac & Vascular Sonography

In the clinical setting, the student will interact with cardiologists and vascular surgeons, other cardiac and vascular sonographers, and patients. The student will gain experience in preforming complete carotid, lower and upper arterial and venous studies, and transthoracic, transesophageal, and stress echoes, focusing on newly acquired skills. Preceptors will be assigned to act as mentors to the student to ensure a positive experience.

Credits

9.5

Prerequisites

CARD347 Core II: Adult Cardiac Sonography; VASC342 Core II: Vascular Sonography; CARD314 Adult Cardiac Sonography Skills II; VASC316 Vascular Sonography Skills II; CARD344 Adult Cardiac Sonography Clinical Experience; VASC346 Vascular Sonography Clinical Experience; CVTD302 Skills Enhancement II and CVTD340 Clinical Practicum I.

CVTD415 : Clinical Practicum III: Cardiac & Vascular Sonography

This course provides full-time clinical experience in both Adult Cardiac Sonography and Vascular Sonography. Students continue to build on skills developed in previous courses.

Credits

12.5

Prerequisites

CVTD355 Clinical Practicum II: Cardiac and Vascular Sonography.

CVTD425A : Clinical Practicum IV: Cardiac & Vascular Sonography

This course provides additional full-time clinical experience in both Adult Cardiac Sonography and Vascular Sonography. Students continue to build on skills developed in previous courses.

Credits

1.5

Prerequisites

CVTD415 Clinical Practicum III: Cardiac and Vascular Sonography.

CVTD425B : Clinical Practicum IV: Cardiac & Vascular Sonography

This course provides additional full-time clinical experience in both Adult Cardiac Sonography and Vascular Sonography. Students continue to build on skills developed in previous courses.

Credits

12

Prerequisites

CVTD415 Clinical Practicum III: Cardiac and Vascular Sonography.

DMSO312 : Abdominal Sonography II

This course continues the study of the application of ultrasound physics and instrumentation in abdominal imaging. Scanning techniques and protocols are emphasized. Sectional anatomy of the transverse, longitudinal, and coronal planes of abdominal organs of sonographic interest include the GI tract, abdominal wall/peritoneum, and transplanted organs are studied. Selected pathology of these organs is discussed along with pertinent laboratory tests, pharmacologic agents, and signs and symptoms. Ultrasound guided biopsy/drainage is also discussed.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

DMSO320 Sonography of Superficial Structures; DMSO332 Gynecologic Sonography; DMSO333 Abdominal Sonography I; DMSO337 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Skills Lab.

Corequisites

DMSO315 Obstetrical Sonography; DMSO316 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Skills Lab/Clinical; DMSO318 Pediatric Sonography.

DMSO315 : Obstetrical Sonography

This course studies sectional anatomy of the transverse, longitudinal and coronal planes of the female reproductive organs, embryo, and fetus. Normal maternal changes and fetal development throughout gestation are discussed. Embryonic and fetal measurements as well as anomalies of the first, second, and third trimester are studied. Maternal and fetal pathologies are explored along with pertinent laboratory tests, pharmacologic agents, and signs and symptoms. Scanning techniques and protocols are emphasized.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

DMS0320 Sonography of Superficial Structures; DMSO332 Gynecologic Sonography; DMS0333 Abdominal Sonography I; DMSO337 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Skills Lab.

Corequisites

DMSO312 Abdominal Sonography II; DMS0318 Pediatric Sonography.

DMSO316 : Diagnostic Medical Sonography Skills Lab / Clinical

The emphasis of this course is to provide supervised skills lab and clinical experiences in sonographic imaging of obstetrical, gynecological and neonatal structures. In addition, the student will continue to gain experience in sonographic imaging introduced in DMSO337, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Skills Lab.

Credits

7

Prerequisites

NURA102X Basic Nursing Assistant; CPR BLS for healthcare provider; DMS0320 Sonography of Superficial Structures; DMSO332 Gynecologic Sonography; DMS0333 Abdominal Sonography I; DMSO337 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Skills Lab.

Corequisites

DMSO312 Abdominal Sonography II; DMSO318 Pediatric Sonography.

DMSO318 : Pediatric Sonography

This online course is designed for a student currently enrolled within the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. The course focuses on an introduction to ultrasound in the pediatric patient. Anatomy, pathology, and sonographic correlation in studies of the pediatric head, neck, thorax, abdomen, gastrointestinal tract, urinary system, pelvis, hip and musculoskeletal will be taught. Vascular concepts will be included where applicable. The course will include patient care, integration of data, interventional procedures, and imaging protocol.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

DMSO320 Sonography of Superficial Structures, DMSO332 Gynecological Sonography, DMSO333 Abdominal Sonography I, DMSO337 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Skills Lab

Corequisites

DMSO315 Obstetrical Sonography

DMSO318X : Cross-Training Module: Pediatric Sonography

This is an online, non-credit course for registered sonographers who wish to review ultrasound in the pediatric patient in preparation for the Pediatric Sonography registry. Anatomy, pathology, and sonographic correlation in studies of the pediatric head, neck, thorax, abdomen, gastrointestinal tract, urinary system, pelvis, hip and musculoskeletal will be reviewed. Vascular concepts will be included where applicable. The course will include sonographic physics principles, patient care, integration of data, interventional procedures, and imaging protocol.

Prerequisites

ARDMS or ARRT registered in one specialty of sonography (must provide ARDMS or ARRT number.

DMSO320 : Sonography of Superficial Structures

This course studies ultrasonic imaging of superficial structures including the breast, testicles, scrotum, prostate, thyroid and parathyroid glands. Sectional anatomy of the transverse, longitudinal, and coronal planes of these organs and the associated scanning techniques and protocols are emphasized. Selected pathology of these organs is discussed along with pertinent laboratory tests, pharmacologic agents, and signs and symptoms.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

AHAL223 Physics and instrumentation, BIOS221 Pathophysiology

Corequisites

DMSO333 Abdominal Sonography I, DMSO337 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Skills Lab

DMSO332 : Gynecologic Sonography

Sectional anatomy of the transverse, longitudinal, and coronal planes of the female reproductive organs are studied. Gynecological pathologies are explored along with pertinent laboratory tests, pharmacologic agents, and signs and symptoms. Scanning techniques and protocols are emphasized.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

BIOS221 Pathophysiology; AHAL223 Physics & Instrumentation.

Corequisites

DMSO320 Sonography of Superficial Structures; DMSO337 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Skills Lab.

DMSO333 : Abdominal Sonography I

This course studies the application of ultrasound physics and instrumentation in abdominal imaging.  Scanning techniques and protocols are emphasized.  Sectional anatomy of the transverse, longitudinal, and coronal planes of abdominal organs of sonographic interest including the renal and urinary system, adrenal glands, prostate, biliary system, pancreas and spleen are studied.  Selected pathology of these organs is discussed along with pertinent laboratory tests, pharmacologic agents, and signs and symptoms.  

Credits

4

Prerequisites

AHAL223 Physics & Instrumentation; BIOS221 Pathophysiology.

Corequisites

DMSO320 Sonography of Superficial Structures; DMSO337 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Skills Lab.

DMSO337 : Diagnostic Medical Sonography Skills Lab

This course provides supervised skills lab experience emphasizing sonographic imaging of the abdomen and female reproductive organs.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

AHAL223 Physics & Instrumentation; BIOS221 Pathophysiology.

Corequisites

DMSO320 Sonography of Superficial Structures; DMSO332 Gynecological Sonography; DMSO333 Abdominal Sonography I.

DMSO427 : Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Clinical Practicum I

The emphasis of this course is to provide supervised clinical experiences in sonographic imaging of superficial structures and vessels and to continue to gain experience in abdominal, obstetrical, neonatal, and gynecologic sonographic imaging introduced in previous courses.

Credits

9

Prerequisites

DMSO312 Abdominal Sonography II; DMSO315 Obstetrical/Neonatal Sonography; DMSO316 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Skills Lab/Clinical; DMSO318 Pediatric Sonography.

DMSO431 : Board Review: Diagnostic Medical Sonography

This course continues the preparation of the student to successfully pass the Abdominal and OB/GYN registries for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The students will review materials from all previous coursework while completing board review questions throughout the semester. Abdominal and OB/GYN mock registry exams will be taken during board review. Those areas that need further study will become evident.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

DMSO427 Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Clinical Practicum I

Corequisites

DMSO433 Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Clinical Practicum II

DMSO433 : Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Clinical Pract II

This course provides extensive supervised clinical experience in performing sonographic procedures in all the areas introduced in diagnostic medical sonography Skills Lab/Clinical and Clinical Practicum I.

Credits

11

Prerequisites

DMSO427 Diagnostic Medical Sonography Clinical Practicum I.

Corequisites

DMSO431 Board Review; Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

SONO001 : Sonography Transition I

This course offers the sonography student who has or will have a significant period of time away from scanning in a particular modality the opportunity to maintain or refresh previously learned clinical scanning skills.

Credits

1.5

SONO002 : Sonography Transition II

This course would follow Sonography Transition I if deemed necessary and offers the sonography students who has or will have a significant period of time away from scanning in a particular modality the opportunity to maintain or refresh previously learned clinical scanning skills.

Credits

1.5

SONO003 : Sonography Transition III

This course would follow Sonography Transition II if deemed necessary and offers the sonography student who has or will have a significant period of time away from scanning in a particular modality the opportunity to maintain or refresh previously learned clinical scanning skills.

Credits

1.5

VASC315 : Vascular Sonography Skills I

This course provides hands-on experience in a skills lab setting. The student will acquire beginning skills in the use of ultrasound and other noninvasive vascular techniques. Techniques will include listening to and recognizing changes in the vascular system.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

AHAL223 Physics & Instrumentation; CVTD226 Cardiovascular Physiology; NURA102X Basic Nursing Assistant.

Corequisites

VASC341 Core I: Vascular Sonography.

VASC316 : Vascular Sonography Skills II

This course builds on skills acquired in Vascular Sonography Skills I. It provides additional hands-on practice in a skills lab setting. The student will continue to gain experience in the skills lab in preparation for completing full examination of all cerebral/peripheral vascular areas of interest, initial interpretation of the results and recognition of possible indications for surgical intervention.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

VASC315 Vascular Sonography Skills I; VASC341 Core I: Vascular Sonography.

Corequisites

VASC342 Core II: Vascular Sonography.

VASC320 : Vascular Sonography II: Pathology and Procedures

This course is designed for the diagnostic medical sonography student and builds on concepts learned in Vascular Sonography: Core I. Discussion of disease processes of the peripheral and cerebral vascular system, the related diagnostic procedures, and medical, surgical and pharmacologic treatments are explored.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

VASC315 Vascular Sonography Skills I; VASC341 Core I: Vascular Sonography.

Corequisites

VASC316 Vascular Sonography Skills II.

VASC330X : Cross-Training Module I: Vascular Sonography

This course studies anatomy, physiology, and landmarks specific to the vascular circulatory system. Vascular techniques, vascular imaging modalities, specified abnormal vascular disease states related to the cerebrovascular, venous, arterial and abdominal vasculature will be introduced.

Prerequisites

ARDMS or CCI registered in one speciality of sonography (must provide ARDMS or CCI number)

VASC341 : Core I: Vascular Sonography

This course includes study of anatomy, view planes, and landmarks specific to the cerebral/peripheral vascular system. Duplex imaging, Doppler principles and analysis, hemodynamics and indirect instrumentation will be introduced.

Credits

7

Prerequisites

AHAL223 Physics & Instrumentation; CVTD226 Cardiovascular Physiology.

VASC342 : Core II: Vascular Sonography

This course addresses the peripheral/cerebral vascular system through the study of fluid principles and formulas including energy and flow dynamics specific to certain vascular anatomy; pathologies associated with peripheral/cerebral vascular disease and the respective noninvasive technical modalities including transcranial doppler and abdominal vasculature.

Credits

6

Prerequisites

MATH155 College Algebra; VASC315 Vascular Sonography Skills; VASC341 Core I: Vascular Sonography.

Corequisites

VASC316 Vascular Sonography Skills II; VASC346 Vascular Sonography Clinical Experience.

VASC346 : Vascular Sonography Clinical Experience

This course provides the student the opportunity to apply the additional skills learned in the skills lab in the clinical setting under direct supervision. The student gains experience in completion of full examination of all cerebral/peripheral vascular areas of interest, initial interpretation of the results and recognition of possible indications for surgical intervention.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

VASC315 Vascular Sonography Skills I; VASC341 Core I: Vascular Sonography; CPR BLS for Healthcare Provider.

Corequisites

VASC316 Vascular Sonography Skills II; VASC342 Core II: Vascular Sonography.

VASC430 : VASC Board Review

This course is designed to prepare the student to successfully pass the registry exam for vascular sonography. The student will review materials from all previous coursework. A mock registry exam will be given and areas needing improvement will be emphasized.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

CVTD355 Clinical Practicum II: Cardiac & Vascular Sonography, or instructor permission.

Corequisites

CARD430 ACS Board Review; CVTD415 Clinical Practicum III: Cardiac & Vascular Sonography.